MuneharuEsaka

Last Updated :2019/08/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Professor
Web Site
E-mail
mesakahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-4,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7927 FAX : (+81)82-424-7916
Self-introduction
*My major is Enzyme Chemistry and Plant Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. Focusing on enzymes and gene in plants, I aim to generate environmental stress-resistant plants, such as super-plant containing a large amount of vitamin C.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1981/12/16, 1981/09/30, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Research Assistant
  • 1989/10/01, 2001/03/31, Hiroshima University, Assistant Professor
  • 2000/01/01, Miyazaki University, Part-time Lecturer
  • 2001/04/01, 2002/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Professor
  • 2002/04/01, 2006/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Professor
  • 2006/04/01, 2007/05/20, Hiroshima University, Assistant to the President
  • 2008/04/01, 2012/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Dean
  • 2008/04/01, 2012/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Dean
  • 2013/04/01, 2015/03/31, Hiroshima University, Vice President(Student Support)
  • 2013/04/01, 2015/03/31, Hiroshima University, Global Career Design Center(Career Center), Director
  • 2015/04/01, Hiroshima University, Vice President(Student Support)
  • 2015/04/01, Hiroshima University, Global Career Design Center, Director

Educational Backgrounds

  • Nagoya University, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Japan, 1979/04, 1981/12
  • Nagoya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan, 1973/04, 1977/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, Nagoya University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Applied Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied biochemistry

Research Keywords

  • vitamin C
  • transgenic plant
  • plant
  • enzyme
  • ascorbic acid
  • transcription factor
  • oxidative stress
  • gene

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • *, 2007
  • *, 2006
  • *, 1990
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry、Chu-Shikoku Chapter, 2001
  • THE VITAMIN SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 2000

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Life, food, and environmental sciences
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Food safety and health science
  3. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Career education course
  4. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Career Design Course
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Basic Molecular Biology
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Chemistry
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science I
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introduction to Plant Biological Science
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Enzyme Protein Chemistry
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Enzyme Chemistry
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Plant Molecular Biology
  12. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  13. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Exercises in Molecular and Applied Biosciences (B)
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Exercises in Molecular and Applied Biosciences (B)
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practice in Molecular and Applied Biosciences
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Plant Molecular Bioscience
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Academic Volunteer Practice

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Increase in Ascorbate Content of Transgenic Tobacco Plants Overexpressing the Acerola (Malpighia glabra) Phosphomannomutase Gene, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 50(2), 423-428, 200902
  2. Gene expression of ascorbic acid biosynthesis related enzymes of the Smirnoff-Wheeler pathway in acerola (Malpighia glabra), JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 166(6), 652-660, 2009
  3. RNAi-mediated knockdown of the XIP-type endoxylanase inhibitor gene, OsXIP, has no effect on grain development and germination in rice., Plant Cell Physiology, 49(7), 1122-1127, 20080701
  4. Analysis of GDP-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene promoter from acerola (Malpighia glabra) and increase in ascorbate content of transgenic tobacco expressing the acelora gene, Plant and Cell Physiology, 49(1), 126-132, 20080101
  5. Two G-box-like elements essential to high gene expression of SlAKR4B in tomato leaves, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 82(3), 425-432, 20180131
  6. A novel regulatory element responsible for high transcriptional expression of acerola GDP-d-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 81(6), 1194-1197, 2017
  7. Gene expression and promoter analysis of a novel tomato aldo-keto reductase in response to environmental stresses., J. Plant Physiol., 200(8), 35-44, 20160801
  8. Cloning and gene expression analysis of ascorbic acid biosynthesis enzymes in Moringa oleifera., African Journal of Agricultural Research, 10(22), 2274-2285, 20150528
  9. Enhanced Salt-Mediated Oxidative Stress Tolerance in Transgenic Tobacco Overexpressing Acerola GDP-L-galactose Phosphorylase and Phosphomannomutase Genes., International Journal of Development Research, 4(10), 2024-2028, 201410
  10. Analysis of Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis Using a Simple Transient Gene Expression System in Tomato Fruit Protoplasts, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 77(3), 673-675, 201303
  11. Comparative physiological analysis of salinity tolerance in rice, SOIL SCIENCE AND PLANT NUTRITION, 59(6), 896-903, 201312
  12. Characterization of Secretory Phospholipase A(2) with Phospholipase A(1) Activity in Tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum (L.), LIPIDS, 47(3), 303-312, 201203
  13. Overexpression of the acerola (Malpighia glabra) monodehydroascorbate reductase gene in transgenic tobacco plants results in increased ascorbate levels and enhanced tolerance to salt stress, SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 78, 295-301, 201201
  14. Molecular Cloning and Characterization of L-Galactose-1-phosphate Phosphatase from Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 76(6), 1155-1162, 201206
  15. Gene expression of monodehydroascorbate reductase and dehydroascorbate reductase during fruit ripening and in response to environmental stresses in acerola (Malpighia glabra), J. Plant Physiol, 168(6), 619-617, 20110401
  16. Light Regulation of Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis in Rice via Light Responsive cis-Elements in Genes Encoding Ascorbic Acid Biosynthetic Enzymes, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 74(4), 888-891, 201004
  17. Plant catalase is imported into peroxisomes by pex5p but is distinct from typical PTS1 import, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 49(4), 671-677, 200804
  18. Analysis of GDP-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene promoter from acerola (Malpighia glabra) and increase in ascorbate content of transgenic tobacco expressing the acerola gene, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 49(1), 126-132, 200801
  19. RNAi-Mediated knockdown of the XIP-type endoxylanase inhibitor gene, OsXIP, has no effect on grain development and germination in rice, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 49(7), 1122-1127, 200807
  20. Expression of multi-copy flavonoid pathway genes coincides with anthocyanin, flavonol and flavan-3-ol accumulation of grapevine, VITIS, 47(3), 135-140, 2008
  21. Induction of a novel XIP-type xylanase inhibitor by external ascorbic acid treatment and differential expression of XIP-family genes in rice., Plant Cell Physiology, 48(5), 700-714, 20070501
  22. Cloning and expression of GDP-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene and ascorbic acid content of acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) fruit at ripening stages., Plant Physiol Biochem., 45(9), 665-72, 20070901
  23. Induction of a novel XIP-type xylanase inhibitor by external ascorbic acid treatment and differential expression of XIP-family genes in rice, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 48(5), 700-714, 200705
  24. Cloning and expression of GDP-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase gene and ascorbic acid content of acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) fruit at ripening stages, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 45(9), 665-672, 200709
  25. Molecular cloning and effect of c-fos mRNA on pharmacological stimuli in the goldfish brain, COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY D-GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS, 1(2), 253-259, 200606
  26. Rapid quantification methods for genetically modified maize contents using genomic DNAs pretreated by sonication and restriction endonuclease digestion for a capillary-type real-time PCR system with a plasmid reference standard, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 70(12), 2965-2973, 200612
  27. Expression of VvmybA1 gene and anthocyanin accumulation in various grape organs, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ENOLOGY AND VITICULTURE, 57(4), 507-510, 2006
  28. Quantification of genetically modified soybeans using a combination of a capillary-type realtime PCR system and a plasmid reference standard, Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 70(4), 821-827, 20060401
  29. Rapid Quantification Methods of Genetically Modified Maize Contents Using Genomic DNAs Pretreted By Sonicaiton and Restriction Endonuclease Digestion For a Capillary-Type Real-Time PCR System with a Plasmid Reference Standard., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 70(12), 2965-2973, 20061201
  30. Expression of VvmybA1 Gene and Anthocyanin Accumulation in Various Grape Organs., Am. J. Enol. Vitic., 57(4), 507-510, 20060401
  31. Expression of the flavonoid 3 '-hydroxylase and flavonoid 3 ',5 '-hydroxylase genes and flavonoid composition in grape (Vitis vinifera), PLANT SCIENCE, 170(1), 61-69, 200601
  32. Quantification of genetically modified soybeans using a combination of a capillary-type real-time PCR system and a plasmid reference standard, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 70(4), 821-827, 200604
  33. Generation and properties of ascorbic acid-overproducing transgenic tobacco cells expressing sense RNA for l-galactono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase., Planta, 220(6), 854-863., 20050401
  34. Partial cloning and expression of mRNA coding choline acetyltransferase in the spinal cord of the goldfish, Carassius auratus., Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 141(3), 253-260, 20050401
  35. Partial cloning and the expression of mRNA coding choline acetyltransferase in the spinal cord of the goldfish, Carassius auratus, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 141B, 253-260, 20050701
  36. Molecular Cloning, Expression and Characterization of Secretory Phospholipase A2 in Tobacco, Lipids, 40(9), 901-908, 20050901
  37. Generation and properties of ascorbic acid-overproducing transgenic tobacco cells expressing sense RNA for L-galactono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase, PLANTA, 220(6), 854-863, 200504
  38. Suppressed expression of the apoplastic ascorbate oxidase gene increases salt tolerance in tobacco and Arabidopsis plants, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 56(417), 1785-1796, 200507
  39. Partial cloning and expression of mRNA coding choline acetyltransferase in the spinal cord of the goldfish, Carassius auratus, COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 141(3), 253-260, 200507
  40. Osmotolerance and growth stimulation of transgenic tobacco cells accumulating free proline by silencing proline dehydrogenase expression with double-stranded RNA interference technique, PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, 125(2), 224-234, 200510
  41. Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of secretory phospholipase A(2) in tobacco, LIPIDS, 40(9), 901-908, 200509
  42. Function and Biosynthesis of Ascorbic Acid in Plants., International workshop: Cell and Molecular Biology of Tobacco BY-2 cells., 39-40, 20040401
  43. The Dof domain, a zinc finger DNA-binding domain conserved only in higher plants, truly functions as a Cys2/Cys2 Zn finger domain., Plant Journal, 37(5), 741-749, 20040501
  44. Effects of plant hormones and shading on the accumulation of anthocyanins and the expression of anthocyanin biosynthetic genes in grape berry skins., Plant Sci., 167, 247-252, 20040401
  45. DNA-binding function and physiological function of the Dof transcription factors conserved only in higher plants., International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, T09?038, 20040501
  46. The Dof domain, a zinc finger DNA-binding domain conserved only in higher plants, truly functions as a Cys2/Cys2 Zn finger domain, PLANT JOURNAL, 37(5), 741-749, 200403
  47. Effects of plant hormones and shading on the accumulation of anthocyanins and the expression of anthocyanin biosynthetic genes in grape berry skins, PLANT SCIENCE, 167(2), 247-252, 200408
  48. Identification of peroxisomal targeting signal of pumpkin catalase and the binding analysis with PTS1 receptor., Plant J., 33(1), 161-175, 20030101
  49. Bacterial expression of three group IB phospholipase A2 isoforms of the Red sea bream, Pagrus major, Fisheries Sci., 69, 1263-1270, 20030401
  50. A simple and eficient method for high fidelity PCR cloning using antibody-neutralizing technology., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 67(9), 20030401
  51. Improvement of reverse transcription PCR by RNase H., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 67(11), 2474-2476, 20030401
  52. Gene Cloning and Function Analysis of Replication Factor C from Thermococcus kodakaraensis KOD1., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 67(11), 2373-2380, 20030401
  53. Recombinant expression and characterization of three group IB phospholipase A2 isoforms in the red sea bream Chrysophrys major., Fisheries Science, 69, 1263-1270, 20030401
  54. Biological function and biosynthesis of L-ascorbic acid in higher plants., Recent Res. Devel. Plant Cell Physiol., 1, 19-29, 20030401
  55. cDNA cloning and gene expression of phospholipase A2 in pearl millet and tobacco., In Plant Biology 2003= the 2003 annual meeting of the the American Society of Plant Physiologists, 188, 20030401
  56. Molecular mechanism for catalase import into peroxisomes in Arabidopsis thaliana., In Plant Biology 2003= the 2003 annual meeting of the the American Society of Plant Physiologists, 246, 20030401
  57. Identification of peroxisomal targeting signal of pumpkin catalase and the binding analysis with PTS1 receptor, PLANT JOURNAL, 33(1), 161-175, 200301
  58. A simple and efficient method for high fidelity PCR cloning using antibody-neutralizing technology, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 67(9), 2034-2037, 200309
  59. Gene cloning and function analysis of replication factor C from Thermococcus kodakaraensis KOD1, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 67(11), 2373-2380, 200311
  60. Improvement of reverse transcription PCR by RNase h, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 67(11), 2474-2476, 200311
  61. Recombinant expression and characterization of three group IB phospholipase A(2) isoforms in the red sea bream Chrysophrys major, FISHERIES SCIENCE, 69(6), 1263-1270, 200312
  62. Gene expression of ascorbic acid-related enzymes in tobacco, PHYTOCHEMISTRY, 61(6), 631-635, 200211
  63. Gene expression of ascorbic acid-related enzymes in tobacco., Phytochemistry, 61(6), 631-635, 20020401
  64. Gene cloning and PCR-application of proliferating cell nuclear antigen from Thermococcus kodakaraensis KOD1., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 66(10), 2194-2200, 20020401
  65. Gene cloning and polymerase chain reaction with proliferating cell nuclear antigen from Thermococcus kodakaraensis KOD1, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 66(10), 2194-2200, 200210
  66. Generation and properties of ascorbic acid-deficient transgenic tobacco cells expressing antisense RNA for L-galactono-1, 4-lactone dehydrogenase., Plant J., 27, 139-148, 20010401
  67. A basic class I chitinase expression in winged bean is up-regulated by osmotic stress., Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 65(7), 1663-1668, 20010701
  68. Cloning and expression of group IB phospholipase A2 isoforms in the red sea bream, Pagrus major., Lipids, 36(5), 499-506, 20010501
  69. Cloning and Expression of Two Group IB Phospholipase A2 Isoforms in Red sea bream, Chrysophrys major, Lipids, 36(5), 499-506, 20010501
  70. Germination and Properties of Ascorbic Acid-deficient Transgenic Tobacco Cells Expressing Antisense RNA for L-galactono-1,4-lactone Dehydrogenase, The Plant Journal, 27(2), 20010201
  71. Cloning and expression of group IB phospholipase A(2) isoforms in the red sea bream, Pagrus major, LIPIDS, 36(5), 499-506, 200103
  72. A basic class I chitinase expression in winged bean is up-regulated by osmotic stress, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 65(7), 1663-1668, 200107
  73. Generation and properties of ascorbic acid-deficient transgenic tobacco cells expressing antisense RNA for L-galactono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase, PLANT JOURNAL, 27(2), 139-148, 200107
  74. Expansion of transgenic tobacco protoplasts expressing pumpkin ascorbate oxidase in more rapid than that of wild-type protoplats,, Planta, 210(6), 1018-1022, 20000401
  75. Characterigation of a basic chitinase which is secreted to apoplast of cultured pumpkin cells., Physiologia Plantarum, 110, 232-239, 20000401
  76. Purification, characterization, and molecular cloning of group I phospholipases A2 from the gills of the red sea bream, Pagrus major., Lipids, 35(12), 1359-1370, 20000101
  77. Cloning and Expression of Group I Phospholipases A2 from the Gills of the Red sea bream, Pagrus major, Lipids, 35(12), 1359-1370, 20001201
  78. Gene expression and secretion of chitinases in plant cultured cells., Current Topics in Plant Biology, 181-193, 20000401
  79. Purification, characterization, and molecular cloning of group I phospholipases A2 from the gills of the red sea bream, Pagrus major., Lipids, 35(12), 1359-1370, 20001201
  80. Expansion of transgenic tobacco protoplasts expressing pumpkin ascorbate oxidase is more rapid than that of wild-type protoplasts, PLANTA, 210(6), 1018-1022, 200005
  81. Characterization of a basic chitinase which is secreted by cultured pumpkin cells, PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, 110(2), 232-239, 200010
  82. Purification, characterization, and molecular cloning of group I phospholipases A(2) from the gills of the Red Sea bream, Pagrus major, LIPIDS, 35(12), 1359-1370, 200012
  83. Structure and function of a novel zinc finger DNA-binding domain, Dot domain, widely conserved in Plants., Current Topics in Plant Biology, 1, 133-143, 19990401
  84. Changes in ascorbate oxidase gene expression and ascorbate levels in cell division and cell elongation in tobacco cells., Physiol. Plant., 105(2), 1018-1022., 19990401
  85. Gene expression and function of ascorbate oxidase in higher plants., Recent Research Developments in Phytochemistry, 2, 315-326, 19980401
  86. Functional analyses of Dof domain, a zinc finger DNA-binding domain, in a pumpkin DNA-binding protein AOBP., FEBS Letters, 430(3), 251-256, 19980301
  87. cDNA cloning, gene expression and secretion of chitinase in winged bean., Plant Cell Physiol., 39(3), 349-356, 19980301
  88. Characterization and expression of a new class of zinc finger protein that binds to silencer region of ascorbate oxidase gene., Plant Cell Physiol., 39(10), 1054-1064, 19980101
  89. cDNA cloning and differential gene expression of three catalases in pumpkin., Plant Mol. Biol., 33(1), 141-155, 19970101
  90. Cloning of the pumpkin ascorbate oxidase gene and analysis of a cis-acting region involved in induction by auxin., Plant Cell Physiol., 38(5), 631-637, 19970501
  91. cDNA cloning and gene expression of ascorbate oxidase in tobacco., Plant Mol. Biol., 30(4), 833-837, 19960201
  92. Specific secretion of proline-rich proteins by salt-adapted winged bean cells, Plant Cell Physiol., 36(3), 441-446, 19950401
  93. Putative zinc-binding domain of plant transcription factor, AOPB, is related to DNA-binding of steroid hormone receptors and GATA1., Proc. Japan Acad., 71, 288-292, 19950401
  94. Secretion of basic and acidic chitinases from salt-adapted and-unadapted winged bean cells, Physiol. Plant., 92, 90-96, 19940401
  95. Marked induction of basic chitinase in pumpkin in response to wounding., Phytochemistry, 34(3), 631-635, 19930301
  96. Specific and abundant secretion of novel hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein from salt-adapted winged bean cells., Plant Physiol., 100, 1339-1345, 19920401
  97. Regulation of ascorbate oxidase expression in pumpkin by auxin and copper., Plant Physiol., 100(1), 231-237, 19920901
  98. Molecular cloning and nucleotide sequence of full-length cDNA for ascorbate oxidase from cultured pumpkin cells., Eur. J. Biochem., 191(3), 537-541, 19900801
  99. Purification and characterization of abundant secreted protein in suspension-cultured pumpkin cells. : Abundant secreted protein may be a chitinase., Plant Physiol., 93(3), 1037-1041, 19900701
  100. Stimulation of ascorbate oxidase secretion from cultured pumpkin cells by eosine yellowish and potassium salicylate., Phytochemistry, 29(5), 1547-1549, 19900501
  101. Rheological Properties of Corn oil-Water O/W Emulsions, Proceedings of 6th Internattional Congress on Engineering and Food, 176-184, 19900401
  102. Low Temperature Drying of Agar Gel Sphere in Desiccated Cold Air Flow, Journal of Food Science, 54(2), 416-418, 457, 19890401
  103. Increases in the Acidity and Protein Amount of Ascorbate Oxidase during the Germination of Pumpkin Seeds, Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 53(4), 1181-1182, 19890401
  104. Stimulation of Ascorbate Oxidase Secretion from Cultured Pumpkin Cells by Divalent Cations, Phytochemistry, 28(10), 2655-2658, 19890101
  105. Stimulation of ascorbate oxidase secretion from cultured pumpkin cells by divalent cations., Phytochemistry, 28(10), 2655-2658, 19890101
  106. Increases in the activity and protein amount of ascorbate oxidase during the germination of pumpkin seeds., Agric. Biol. Chem., 53(4), 1181-1182, 19890401
  107. Low temperature drying of agar gel sphere in desiccated cold air flow., J. Food Sci., 54(2), 416-418, 19890201
  108. Secretion of Ascorbate Oxidase by Suspension-cultured Pumpkin Cells, Phytochemistry, 28(1), 117-119, 19890101
  109. Formation of Ascorbate Oxidase in Cultured Pumpkin Cells, Plant Cell Physiology, 29(2), 231-235, 19880201
  110. Marked Increase in Ascorbate Oxidase Protein in Pumpkin Callus by adding Copper, Plant Physiology, 88(4), 656-660, 19880401
  111. Marked increase in ascorbate oxidase protein in pumpkin callus by adding copper., Plant Physiol., 88(3), 656-660, 19881101
  112. Formation of ascorbate oxidase in cultured pumpkin cells., Plant Cell Physiol., 29(2), 231-235, 19880301
  113. Effects of microwave heating on lipoxygenase and trypsin inhibitor activities, and water absorption of winged bean seeds., J. Food Sci., 52(6), 1738-1739, 19871101
  114. Effects of Microwave Heating on Lipoxygenase and Tryosin Inhibitor Activities, and Water Absorption of Winged Seeds, Journal of Food Science, 52(6), 1738-1739, 19871201
  115. Inactivation of lipoxygenase and trypsin inhibitor in soybeans on microwave irradiation., Agric. Biol. Chem., 50(9), 2395-2396, 19860901
  116. Inactivation of Lipoxygenase and Trypsin Inhibitor in Soybeans on Microwave Irradiation, Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 50(9), 2395-2396, 19860901
  117. Determination method for L-ascorbic acid in foods with immobilized ascorbate oxidase., Agric. Biol. Chem., 49(10), 2955-2960, 19850101
  118. Determination Method for L-Ascorbic Acid in Foods with Immobilized Ascorbate Oxidase, Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 49(10), 2955-2960, 19850101
  119. Over-all Drying Rate Equations of Foodstuffs, Proceedings of 4th International Drying Simposium, 322-327, 19840401
  120. Characteristices of Vibro-Fluidized Bed Freeze Drying, Proceedings of 4th International Drying Simposium, 433-438, 19840401
  121. Effect of ethylene on the increase in catalase activity through microbody development in wounded sweet potato root tissue., Plant Cell Physiol., 24(4), 625-633, 19830401
  122. Mechanism of the increase in catalase activity through microbody development in wounded sweet potato root tissue., Plant Cell Physiol., 24(4), 615-623, 19830401
  123. Studies on microbody development in wounded sweet potato root tissue: Proposal for the post-translational transport of catalase into preexisting microbodies., Plant Cell Physiol., 23(8), 1463-1466, 19820801
  124. Purification and properties of catalase from sweet potato root microbodies., Plant Cell Physiol., 23(2), 315-322, 19820201
  125. Isolation of microbodies from sweet potato root tissue and their development during aging of slices., Plant Cell Physiol., 20(7), 1433-1440, 19790701

Publications such as books

  1. 2018/03/01, Ascorbic acid in plant growth, development and stress tolerance., Ascorbic acid in plant growth, development and stress tolerance., Regulation of ascorbic acid biosynthesis in plants., ascorbic acid, plant, Springer, 2018, 3, E, Suekawa M, Kondo T, Fujikawa Y and Esaka M, 978-3-319-74056-0, 514, 20
  2. 2018/03/01, Ascorbic acid in plant growth, development and stress tolerance., Physiological role of ascorbic acid recycling enzymes in plants., ascorbic acid, plant, Springer, 2018, 3, E, Suekawa M, Fujikawa Y and Esaka M, 978-3-319-74056-0, 514, 19
  3. 1993, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) : In vitro production of ascorbate oxidase. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry., Springer-Verlag= Berlin Heidelberg, 1993
  4. 1993/01, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin): In vitro production of ascorbate oxidase. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 21 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants IV., Springer-Verlag, 1993, 1
  5. 1990, Rheological properties of corn oil-water o/w emulsions. Proc. Fifth Internatl. Congr. Eng. Food., Cologne, 1990
  6. 1985, Characteristics of vibro-fluidized bed freeze drying. Drying’ 85., Hemisphere Pub.Co., 1985
  7. 1985, Over-all drying-rate equations of foodstuffs. Drying’ 85., Hemisphere Pub.Co., 1985

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. 農学教育の未来ビジョン, 江坂宗春, 日本農芸化学会名古屋大会, 2018/03/16, With Invitation, 日本農芸化学会, 名城大学、名古屋
  2. トマトにおけるアスコルビン酸生合成酵素ガラクツロン酸レダクターゼの遺伝子発現機構, 末川麻里奈,藤川愉吉,江坂宗春, 第32回バイオテクノロジー研究成果発表会, 2018/02/05, With Invitation, 広島バイオテクノロジー推進協議会, 広島市市民交流プラザ,広島
  3. The analysis of gene expression mechanism and physiological function of aldo-keto reductase in tomato., Suekawa M, Fujikawa Y and Esaka M, Taiwan-Japan Plant Biology 2017, 2017/11/03, Without Invitation, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
  4. トマトにおけるアルドケト還元酵素の遺伝子発現機構に関する研究, 末川麻里奈,藤川愉吉,江坂宗春, 日本農芸化学会 関西・中四国・西日本支部 2017年度合同大阪大会, 2017/09/21, Without Invitation, 日本農芸化学会 関西・中四国・西日本支部, 大阪府立大学,大阪
  5. JABEE and Engineering Education, Muneharu Esaka, The 2016 Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, 2016/03/30, With Invitation, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Sapporo
  6. Functional analysis of tomato Aldo-Keto Reductase on ascorbic acid biosynthesis and stress response, Marina SUEKAWA, Yukichi FUJIKAWA, Muneharu ESAKA, The 2016 Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, 2016/03/29, Without Invitation, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Sapporo
  7. Exploring transcriptional regulators of the ascorbic acid biosynthesis enzyme, GDP-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase in acerola, Takayuki KONDO, Yukichi FUJIKAWA, Muneharu ESAKA, The 2016 Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, 2016/03/29, Without Invitation, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Sapporo

Awards

  1. 2016年09月15日, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Chu-Shikoku, Achievement Award, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Achievement Award

Patented

  1. Patent, JP公開平6?80700
  2. Patent, JP公開平9?163987
  3. Patent, JP公開平9?94089
  4. Patent, JP公開平3?210182

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI, 2015, 2017
  2. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  3. KAKENHI, Clarification of molecular mechanism for active biosynthesis and abundant accumulation of ascorbic acid in acerola., 2009, 2011
  4. KAKENHI, Clarification of mechanism of biosynthesis and accumulation of a large amount of ascorbic acid, 2007, 2008
  5. KAKENHI, 2007, 2008
  6. KAKENHI, 2005, 2006
  7. KAKENHI, Generation of stress-resistant transgenic tomato containing a large amount of ascorbic acid, 2005, 2006
  8. KAKENHI, 2004, 2004
  9. KAKENHI, Study on generation of ascorbic acid-enriched transgenic rice, 2001, 2002
  10. KAKENHI, Auxin-dependent gene expression of ascorbate oxidase and cell-elongation in plants., 1998, 1999
  11. KAKENHI, Regulation of ascorbate oxidase expression by auxin and cell growth in plants., 1994, 1995
  12. KAKENHI, 1991, 1991
  13. KAKENHI, 1990, 1990
  14. KAKENHI, Elemental Analysis and Crystallization of Protein Crystals, 1989, 1991

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. 理事, 2016/04, 2018/03
  2. 学校評議員, 2015/04, 2018/03
  3. 評価委員, 2015/04, 2018/03
  4. 理事, 2015/04, 2016/03
  5. 国際生物学オリンピック日本委員会, 2017/04, 2018/03, 国際生物学オリンピック日本委員会
  6. 技術者教育推進委員会, 2017/04, 2018/03, 公益財団法人農学会
  7. JABEE 農学一般関連分野審査委員会 副委員長, 2017/04, 2018/03, JABEE
  8. 国立大学キャリア支援担当者情報交換会 代表幹事, 2018/02, 2019/02, 国立大学キャリア支援担当者情報交換会
  9. 科学研究実践活動推進プログラム, 2017/04, 2018/03, 広島県教育委員会
  10. スーパーサイエンスハイスクール(SSH)協力員, 2017/04, 2018/03, 広島県教育委員会(広島県立西条農業高校)
  11. 広島県SSH運営指導委員会 委員長, 2017/04, 2018/03, 広島県教育委員会
  12. 福山大学生命工学部外部評価委員会 委員長, 2017/04, 2018/03, 福山大学
  13. 広島県インターンシップ促進協議会, 2017/04, 2018/03, 広島県

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

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